Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

I have been pretty busy lately working on some projects for a few different people. First up, I have been piecing two quilt tops for Libs Elliott. It works out great because I love her patterns and I am getting paid, so pretty much the perfect deal lol. This first one is her new design Cloud Chamber. (before you ask, that is a glass ball that hangs from my kitchen door way, and my design wall is in the hallway beside the kitchen)

Luckily Libs sent all the fabric cut as she has a fabric cutter, because that would have been crazy by hand!

I am about halfway through the second one and hope to send them both to her by next week.

In addition, a guild member started a group for making quilts to donate to the influx of refugees coming to Ottawa. This is something close to my heart so I immediately jumped in.

These blocks will be made in to a quilt for a couple moving near Ottawa, several of us made log cabins and they will be assembled by my friend Laura.

I then grabbed a whole bunch of bright FQs and some low volumes and made this quilt top.

And then I dug through my piles and found these blocks from a few years ago that for some reason I never put together. They were from a bee and I love how fun they are! This will be for a child and I think it is so happy looking! (and yes, now that they are together I have a sudden desire to make a whole bunch more LOL)

I have at least one more planned and then we will see if I have time to make more.

In the midst of all of that I woke up this morning wanting to make something for me. Sometimes you just need to give in, so I made myself the double zip wallet from Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style. I used some long coveted fabric from Aunty Cookie, an Australian designer who has sadly since given it up. I did have a bit of a struggle with the instructions but my friend Julie helped through texts and phone calls and it worked out great!

I did add extra card pockets in case you have the pattern and are wondering,

So that has been (some) of what I have been up to!


  1. Sewin' for Libs Elliot, nbd.
    :O :O :O :O :O :O

  2. You have been busy - such perfectly bright quilts for a child too.

  3. Whoa, look at you go! Love them all. Refugees are close to my heart too. ❤️

  4. Nice work. That Aunty Cookie fabric is adorable. And I know what you mean about wanting to make something just for yourself. How do you ever decide on what to make? Do you have a list of pending projects? (Mine are all quilts, and never for myself.)

  5. Great projects, I love the wallet!


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